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Darvish makes final spring start Wednesday

Darvish makes final spring start Wednesday

Darvish makes final spring start Wednesday
ARLINGTON -- Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish will make his final start of the spring at 2:05 p.m. CT on Wednesday when he pitches against Double-A Frisco at the Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco. Darvish made four starts in the Cactus League and finished with a 3.60 ERA while opponents hit .226 off him.

"Each time he has taken the ball, he's gotten better," Washington said. "That's the process of Spring Training. He's getting a feel for the baseball, he's getting a feel for what his catchers are trying to do. They're working together to get comfortable and he's getting comfortable."

Darvish is expected to throw 60-65 pitches over four innings on Tuesday. He is scheduled to make his first Major League start on Monday against the Mariners at the Ballpark in Arlington.

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"The one thing I have been pleased with is his transition in the clubhouse and with his teammates," general manager Jon Daniels said. "It was a complete non-factor. We've still got a whole season ahead of us, but he gets along with his teammates, he's a hard worker and he's made an effort to fit in within the dynamics of our clubhouse, the coaching staff and the manager. I thought that was a positive."

Darvish gave Scott Coolbaugh's son, Tyler, a framed autographed jersey from the Nippon Ham Fighters. He did so because Coolbaugh gave up his No. 11 jersey for Darvish.

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